Gabriel Macht

Macht in 2011, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Gabriel Simon Macht

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 22, 1972

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Gabriel Macht is an American actor and producer. His roles include the films A Love Song for Bobby Long, The Spirit, and The Recruit, and the series Suits. He has also been billed as Gabriel Swann.

He is the son of Suzanne Victoria, a museum curator, and actor Stephen Macht (Stephen Robert Macht). Gabriel is married to Australian actress and model Jacinda Barrett, with whom he has two children.

Both of Gabriel’s parents are Jewish, of Russian Jewish, Lithuanian Jewish, German Jewish, Polish Jewish, and Ukrainian Jewish descent. His father, who is an actor, is a Jewish chaplain.

Gabriel’s paternal grandfather was Jerome Irving Macht (the son of Harry Elias Macht and Jeanette/Jennie Fanny Rubin). Jerome was born in Virginia. Harry was a Russian Jewish emigrant, born in Moscow, the son of Moses Leopold Macht, who was born in Lithuania, and of Henrietta Rosenberg. Jeanette was born in Leeds, England, to a Russian Jewish father, Morris Rubin, and a German Jewish mother, Annie Jacobson.

Gabriel’s paternal grandmother was Janette/Jeanette/Janet Curlenjik/Curlinjek (the daughter of Sam/Simon S. Curlenjik and Sarah Rebecca). Janette was born in Connecticut. Sam and Sarah were Jewish emigrants from Russia and/or Poland.

Gabriel’s maternal grandfather was Emanuel Pulier (the son of Samuel Pulier and Sarah Gershenzweit). Emanuel was born in Letichev, in the Ukraine, to Jewish parents. Sarah was the daughter of Leopold Gershenzweit.

Gabriel’s maternal grandmother was Sonia Serbin/Servin (the daughter of Meyer Serbin/Servin and Frieda/Frada Dobrin). Sonia and her parents were Jewish emigrants from Russia.

Sources: Genealogy of Gabriel Macht –

Marriage record of Gabriel’s paternal grandparents, Harry Elias Macht and Jeanette/Jennie Fanny Rubin, in the Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940 index –

Gabriel’s paternal grandfather, Jerome Irving Macht, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Gabriel’s maternal grandmother, Sonia Serbin/Servin, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Gabriel’s maternal grandmother, Sonia (Serbin/Servin) Pulier –

15 Responses

  1. mycarf123123 says:

    Is his middle name actually Swann as Wikipedia suggests?

  2. xoxo says:

    He looks Castizo. There’s probably some Native American in his DNA.

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